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10/25/2022

Understanding Switchgear

A switchgear is a critical component of DC fast charging infrastructure which is composed of electrical panels with the task of receiving, distributing, and protecting the site’s power. Traditionally, these post-and-frame switchgear systems are comprised of multiple mixed-manufacturer electrical panels including breakers panels, a current transformer (CT) cabinet, and transformers. All of which...

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10/19/2022

Is There A Simple Solution For EV Charger Infrastructure?

NexPhase™ Smart EV Switchgear is an all-in-one turnkey switchgear solution which contains the entire infrastructure required between the utility service and up to four 150 kW Level 3 DC fast chargers. Unlike any switchgear of its kind, the NexPhase™ Smart EV Switchgear features cutting-edge grid intelligence for switchgear and EV charger remote monitoring and control.

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10/06/2022

Quick Guide to Understanding NEVI Funding

In support of the NEVI program, the NexPhase™ Smart EV Switchgear delivers a turnkey EV charger infrastructure solution. NexPhase™ enables rapid deployment of EV charger stations by providing the entire electrical infrastructure needed to bridge the gap between utility power and EV chargers. It is purpose-built to the NEVI guidelines (supports four 150 kW DC fast chargers) and can accelerate you...

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10/05/2022

How Do EV Fast Charger Stations Work?

Access to NEVI funds requires the recipient to include a minimum of four 150 kw DC fast chargers (also referred to as Level 3 chargers) in their charging stations. Unlike the Level 1 or Level 2 chargers commonly found at in-home charging systems and shopping centers, L3 chargers require an enormous amount of utility power and station infrastructure. Let’s take a look at the equipment these L3 fa...

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08/29/2022

Trending: Battery Monitoring Systems

Utilities are turning to battery monitoring systems to help mitigate maintenance costs, achieve NERC compliance, and improve the reliability of their critical back-up power systems. With remote access to back-up battery system state-of-health information, utilities can proactively maintain the stationary power systems providing standby power for their critical utility infrastructure without...

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07/21/2022

Trending: Next Gen Battery Testing

For technicians tasked with conducting manual compliance testing on DC power plant batteries, having the right tool for the job is key. Testing has to be fast, reliable, and most importantly safe. Outfitted with the latest in handheld battery testing technology, maintenance teams are executing more efficient testing programs and delivering both time and money savings.

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05/19/2022

Trending: Combating Supply Chain Issues With Remote Monitoring

In addition to all the new developments surrounding industry regulations, lead times have extended beyond imagination and the prices of critical assets have skyrocketed. In response, more and more utilities have realized the hard-dollar savings achieved by extending the useful lives of transformers, circuit breakers, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) on a global scale.

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05/18/2022

Deep Dive: Retrofitting Transformers For Remote Monitoring

The Load Tap Changers (LTCs) inside transformers provide the critical task of allowing the output voltage to be adjusted up or down, depending upon the demand for power. Utilities armed with the position information of these LTCs are empowered with data to run their transformers as efficiently as possible. Installing INCON® LTC Position Monitoring in an existing transformer is easy regardless of...

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05/17/2022

Deep Dive: Top 5 Transformer Predictive Maintenance Capabilities

The INCON® 1250-LTC Programmable Load Tap Changer (LTC) Position Monitor relays critical position information between a distribution transformer LTC and the LTC controller, enabling utilities to run their transformers as efficiently as possible. With over 40 years of proven service in over 33,000 utility transformers around the globe, the 1250-LTC does so much more than just monitor tap position...

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05/02/2022

Trending: Load Tap Changer Position Monitoring

Transformers are the heart of the electric utility system. The Load Tap Changers (LTCs) inside transformers provide the critical task of allowing the output voltage to be adjusted up or down, depending upon the demand for power. Utilities armed with the position information of these LTCs are empowered with data to run their transformers as efficiently as possible.

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04/25/2022

Trending: Remote Asset Monitoring

Monitoring and measuring key utility assets like circuit breakers is important, but this data doesn’t become actionable information until it gets to the right personnel with the capabilities to act on it. With expanding networks and additional assets to monitor, utilities are looking at cost-effective ways to manage their equipment performance without increasing truck rolls and headcount.

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03/21/2022

Deep Dive: SF6 Gas Monitoring

The EPA has regulations regarding the release of SF6 into the atmosphere, requiring utilities to report their SF6 use and any losses annually. Monitoring for this gas in circuit breakers is vital to ensuring both circuit breaker performance and EPA compliance.

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